31 May 2012
The National Apprenticeship Service has this week published its Statement on Apprenticeship Quality 2012 which sets out new guidance on the standards the agency expects for the delivery of a high quality Apprenticeship. It is part of the NAS Quality Action Plan to raise standards and ensure that all Apprenticeships offer a good experience. It aims to inform best practice for employers and providers and to aid the design and delivery of Apprenticeships.
Association of Colleges’ Chief Executive Martin Doel said: “We welcome the NAS Statement on Apprenticeship Quality as it clearly sets out the requirements for a high quality delivery model and the responsibilities incurred by providers. AoC appreciated the opportunity to contribute to this guidance as we believe the apprenticeship model is fundamentally a good one and agree that the focus must continue to be on maintaining quality and standards.
“Our member colleges are not-for-profit organisations committed to serving students, employers and their communities in the long-term, therefore delivering quality apprenticeships with integrity is their goal. Their provision in this area is of a high standard and is verified by Ofsted. AoC and its members are fully supportive of measures aimed at sustaining and improving still further the quality of apprenticeship training.”